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  • Weather monitoring for energy efficiency

    Orion LX Weather Station from Columbia Weather Systems assisted the Refract House in its third place win at the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. The goal of the bi-annual competition is to design and build net-zero energy houses. A joint venture by Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts, Refract House utilizes weather data to improve energy efficiency of HVAC systems and ...

  • 20 year old FTIR gas analyzer finally retires

    After almost 20 years of reliable service a Gasmet FTIR multigas analyzer has finally been retired. The instrument, which is a Gasmet 9540 was purchased at the end of the last century by VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland. “We have utilised this analyzer in a variety of research projects over the years and it has performed extremely well. However, some of the spare parts are no ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • New pathways to energy efficiency

    A lack of technical capacity and know-how hinders many governments from capitalising on the full potential of energy efficiency, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Over 40% of the 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made by the IEA two years ago have not yet been implemented, says the agnecy. These recommendations alone could - if implemented globally without delay - save ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Best states for energy efficiency

    If you live in Connecticut, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, North Carolina, New Jersey or Ohio your state is doing something right - a lot right - when it comes to energy efficiency. The ten states deserve kudos, in that order, for policies that encourage energy efficiency, according to a report issued this week by the Center for American Progress and Energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy efficiency is an untapped goldmine

    Energy efficiency represents a huge opportunity for the United States economy and those organizations looking for advantage. It will only materialize if some age-old barriers are removed.   As part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, $4.5 billion dollars was allocated to modernize the electrical grid. That"s some serious cash. Where"s it all going? McKinsey & Co. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Home of Tomorrow Demonstrates Energy Efficiency

    Recent EnerGuide testing has shown the Home of Tomorrow, one of two homes that make up the Wilden Living Lab project, to be 52 per cent more energy efficient than a standard home constructed to today's building code. The pioneering initiative is collaborative three-year learning and research project by University of British Columbia Okanagan, Wilden developer Blenk Development Corp., AuthenTech ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Changes to Scottish Energy-Efficiency Regulations

    In September last year new regulations were brought into effect in Scotland. These regulations relate to the energy performance of large non-domestic buildings, and what can be done to improve them. The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 applies to non-domestic buildings of more than 1000sqm. Owners who wish to sell or lease their property will ...


    By Flex Connectors Ltd

  • Panel Temperature Monitoring Optimizes Solar Panel Efficiency

    A specialized panel temperature sensor has been developed by Columbia Weather Systems for weather station applications monitoring solar panel arrays. The new sensor is available for Capricorn 2000EX Weather Stations™ or any CWS Weather Station using the ...

  • Eaton Energy monitoring and efficiency solutions reduce buildings’ energy costs and carbon footprint

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the launch of Power Xpert 200E gateway, an intelligent solution that collects energy usage data from meters, enabling customers to benchmark energy usage, set energy management goals, determine the effectiveness of energy management initiatives and reduce energy costs. The Power Xpert 200E gateway reports on energy usage at the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • EnergyScoreCards Will Monitor Energy Savings for Bank of America's $55 Million Energy Efficiency Finance Program

    EnergyScoreCards™, an online software-as-a-service benchmarking tool specifically geared toward multifamily and other multi-tenant properties, was competitively selected to provide data collection and analysis for Bank of America's Energy Efficiency Finance Program. This innovative program will fund energy retrofits of an estimated 15,000 residential units as well as commercial buildings, ...


  • Efficient lighting tops energy efficiency investment league for businesses

    Carbon Trust launches Green Business Directory to give reassurance to organisations investing in energy efficiency equipment and low carbon technologies Green Business Directory will make it easy for organisations to find independently accredited suppliers in what is a crowded and fast-growing market. Efficient lighting tops the list of green technology investments in a new survey ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Brazil: big untapped potential for energy efficiency

    Brazil is the 10th largest energy consumer in the world. Much of its energy comes from clean hydroelectric power and biomass fuels, and it consumes about as much oil as it produces. But Brazil is expected to double energy usage by 2030. Despite having had an energy efficiency program since 1985 and a thriving ESCO (energy service companies) industry, an estimated US$2.5 billion in potential ...


    By The World Bank

  • Is the energy efficiency service market still MUSH?

    In recent years most of the big players that install efficiency measures, the energy service companies (ESCos), have found work largely in the MUSH market:  municipal and state governments, universities, schools and hospitals. In fact, a report in June 2010 by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New systems for energy-efficient smart buildings

    IBM has announced plans to work with Tridium, Inc. to develop new technology and solutions that will allow companies to maximize efficiency of their new and existing buildings and facilities while keeping an eye on profits. Tridium, part of Honeywell"s Automation and Control Solutions group, is a global provider of software and embedded hardware that allows for integration and control of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • PM approves National Mission on Enhanced Energy efficiency

    The Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change today approved “in principle” the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency. Approving the Mission, the Prime Minister said that, 'This Mission will enable about Rs. 75,000 crores worth of transactions in energy efficiency. In doing so, it will, by 2015, help save about 5% of our annual energy consumption, and nearly 100 million tonnes of carbon ...

  • Eaton to Enhance Energy Efficiency at VA Medical Centers

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it has received three contracts totaling $10 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The contracts will include the retro-commissioning (RCx) of 15 medical campuses with more than 200 buildings and nearly 15.4 million square feet of conditioned space in the VA’s Integrated Service Network in New ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • The Drumbeat on energy efficiency trends Volume 3

    The third instalment of Energy Efficiency Trends – EEVS’ quarterly review of the market for non-domestic energy efficiency was published last week. We regard Energy Efficiency Trends as a hugely valuable source of information and guidance for the industry and as such, we decided to sponsor it. Here’s a bit of background as to why we think this research provides such an essential ...


    By Drumbeat Energy Limited

  • Energy efficiency scheme will save cash and carbon

    Reducing energy use will save organisations a total of £1billion and more than 4MtCO2 each year by 2020 The final details of the Government’s scheme to save organisations money on fuel bills and to reduce carbon emissions have been unveiled today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme is a new regulatory incentive to improve energy ...


  • Better Resource and Energy Efficiency `begins at home`

    Buildings last longer than almost all other types of products and the world around them can be expected to undergo great change during their lifetime. In the next 15 years, two billion more people are expected to move to the world's cities, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The built environment is rapidly changing, contributing to environmental challenges such as climate and ...

  • APEC Leaders Set Measurable Energy Efficiency Goal

    SYDNEY, Australia, September 8, 2007 (ENS) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to adopt a 'long-term aspirational goal' to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region in support of the United Nations' global efforts, announced Australian Prime Minister John Howard. Under the Sydney Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development, the goals are to ...

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